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Re Jane by Patricia Park

In Re Jane, Patricia Park reimagines Jane Eyre in a modern setting where Jane is a put-upon Korean orphan living in Queens and working in her uncle’s small grocery store. … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Club: We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

Based on a real-life tragedy that touched the author’s life, this book covers a plethora of difficult hot topics, including: prejudice and racism, PTSD, domestic violence, immigration, infidelity, police shooting … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Her by Harriet Lane

In this book with alternating points of view, we get different sides of the growing friendship (?) between two British women, Nina and Emma. It is clear that one of … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Dystopian novels aren’t my thing and when I heard that the next book for the book club I frequent was about people surviving after a disastrous epidemic I figured I’d … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Books I Gave and Got – 2015 Holiday Edition

  I somehow managed to read a few more books this year but I’ll post about them next year. There’s no hurry so why pack them in? Instead, I’ll tell … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Forgiveness4You by Ann Bauer

  Gabriel, a former Catholic priest who works in a bookstore, finds that people are still drawn to confess to him and that he is inclined to listen. When Gabriel … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Club: How to be both by Ali Smith

As you may be able to gather from the title, How to be both is not a simple story. In fact, depending on the copy you have, the story may … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling’s second book of essays demonstrates her evolution since her first book. She has moved from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) to What Not Me? … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Event: Judy Blume Speaks in Arlington, VA

As I wrote, though I didn’t love her latest book, In the Unlikely Event, I do love Judy Blume and went to hear her speak at an event sponsored by Arlington … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways to Meet God by Lauren F. Winner

The back cover of this book says: “Going Beyond Creator, King, Shepherd.” And so it does. Winner begins the first chapter with this quote: “The best metaphors always [give] both … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment
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